Carpet Help - Best Carpet Selection - Qualified
Fletcher - 30-year Carpet Veteran & Trusted Consumer Advocate
Free Unbiased Carpet Buying Information
Savvy homeowners are searching the internet
looking for honest answers about how to buy new carpet wisely, but unfortunately you can't
always trust what you
read online or depend on what a commissioned salespeople may tell you - A good
rule of thumb: Don't automatically trust the advice of anyone who is "in
the business" to sell
Even though the internet is full of free
carpet information from many sources, most of what you might read online about
how to select the right carpet is misleading, incorrect or incomplete. It's
what they don't tell you about choosing new carpet that can hurt you.
Selecting the right grade of carpet is the most important factor to
consider, yet most carpet salespeople focus in on the amount you can afford
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best online source for free
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Over 30-years of "Hands-On" Carpet Experience.
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that goes back in my family over 60 years!
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Truth About Buying Carpet
the Right Carpet
Carpet Retailers Won't Tell you
getting hard to find an honest and reputable carpet dealer these days!
That's why I have built my own special
list of hand-picked carpet retailers who are locally owned, give free
estimates, offer fair prices, have knowledgeable staff, provide honest
measuring and hire qualified installers. It doesn't get any better
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Story: A Common Carpet
Buying Nightmare for Unsuspecting Homeowners
several years, George and Mary had been saving up to buy the perfect new
carpet now that all their kids were grown and out on their own. What was
supposed to be an exciting event for George and Mary was about to turn into
a costly and time consuming nightmare.
George and Mary finally decided to buy carpet from a large carpet retailer,
they thought they had it all planned out perfectly. They thought they knew
what they were doing. They took their time and looked at lots of carpet
samples and visited several carpet dealers before they made their final
was early April when George and Mary decided to start shopping for new
carpet for their three-bedroom split-level home. Raising three kids and
several pets through the years had taken its toll on their existing carpet
and padding. There were several "bad" areas around the house where
their old cat had urinated and nothing they tried could remove the stains
and odor. Their cat had recently passed away from old age so they thought
the time was finally right to get new carpet installed.
they visited several carpet stores around town and finally found the perfect
color and style they were looking for at the local home improvement
warehouse. The total price was a bit higher than they had hoped but they
were getting tired from looking at dozens of colors and styles and were
eager make their final choice. They liked the fact that the retailer was
running a $199 special on installation for the whole house. Their
salesperson said that it would take about three weeks for their new carpet
and Mary's new carpet was scheduled for installation on May 5th. On the
afternoon of May 4th George had his two sons come over to help him move all
the furniture out of the way so the carpet could be installed the next day.
Most of the larger furniture had to be moved outside on the deck and some
placed into the garage.
threat of rain forced them to buy plastic sheeting to cover everything put
outside so it wouldn't get wet. The kitchen and main bath were filled with
smaller items so dinner that night was delivered pizza and in the morning
breakfast would just be doughnuts and coffee.
carpet installers were supposed to show up first thing in the morning but as
of 9am they had not shown up. Finally about 10am Mary decided to call
the carpet store to find out what was going on...
the rest of the story... George and Mary's Carpet Buying Nightmare